Recordings

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This is another Hyperion winner (the fourth) for the Goldner String Quartet and Piers Lane – see links below – this time of Elgar’s music. His sole string quartet and...
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Subtleties of balance and the conductor's approach to tempo are important facets of these Beethoven symphony recordings. The most consistent element is that of general overall speed – those chosen...
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Shura Cherkassky was born in 1909 in Odessa. He gave his first recital at the age of thirteen. However if you look at 78rpm catalogues, his name does not feature...
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Captured in decent mono sound, well-re-mastered, Dimitri Mitropoulos’s account of Mahler 3, a studio performance broadcast live, is gripping, atmospheric, suspenseful and genuinely symphonic; the latter quality no mean feat...
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York Bowen (1884-1961), after a period of obscurity, wrote music which has in the last ten or so years, become increasingly appreciated. Stephen Hough's pioneering recital of piano works for...
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An intriguing collection of music for violin and piano from 1917 and 1918, although unfortunately the recording, while very clear and appropriately intimate, tends to favour the violinist and make...
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The decision to present these works together for the first time as a recording is a logical one, for here are two composers who turned to the medium of the...
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This maybe thought an unexpected release from the ICA label, one steeped in historical material. However from our own time, Yuri Bashmet, considered a charismatic viola-player (who can also be...
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If ever there was a one-hit wonder, surely Henryk Górecki was it. Even when he died, in 2010 at the age of 76, his career was summed by a work...
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